International Organisation for Physiotherapists in Pelvic and Women’s Health

Executive Committee

Our volunteer executive committee members are from a variety of World Physiotherapy regions and countries.

President - Dr Melissa Davidson (New Zealand)

Dr Melissa Davidson

Dr Melissa Davidson is a registered Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health under the physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. She has been combining clinical practice and research since 1990 and is now focusing on training physiotherapists in the area of pelvic health with the assistance of her husband Simon (IT/admin ‘volunteer’ with IOPPWH!) and her two black labs, Ripley and Strider.

Vice President - Prof Cristine Homsi Jorge (Brazil)

Prof Cristine Homsi Jorge

Prof Cristine Homsi Jorge is a Associate Professor at Ribeirão Preto Medical School in Brazil. Alongside supervising masters and PhD students, Cristine is the coordinator of the graduate program in rehabilitation and functional performance and is the current Editor in Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy. She loves family time with her two children and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Secretary - Dr Carina Siracusa (USA)

Carina Siracusa

Dr Carina Siracusa is a physiotherapist who has been practicing in the United States for over 18 years. She has specialties in neurologic, paediatric, and oncologic pelvic floor physiotherapy and loves to show other physios how much these populations can be helped with pelvic health physio. She also teaches at South College physiotherapy graduate program.

Treasurer - Prof Corlia Brandt (South Africa)

Prof Corlia Brandt

Prof Corlia Brandt is an Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa – striving to develop pelvic health clinics integrating research, higher education, and clinical practice. Looking after patients in the rural and public health sector, has taught me what it is to truly make a difference. My best ideas usually come when I am running, swimming or cycling!

Member at Large - Dr Kim Parker-Guerrero (USA)

Dr Kim Parker Guerrero

Dr Kim Parker-Guerrero is a pelvic health physical therapist in rural New Mexico with over 40 years of experience in all practice settings. She has been very active in the PT profession through leadership roles in New Mexico American Physical Therapy Association (NM APTA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) , and the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APHPT) with a focus on payment and policy issues.

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